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< Past Asian Studies Center events

OCT
7
Date:
Monday, 07 Oct 2019
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Center, Big Ten Room C
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Reception (6 p.m.) followed by the lecture (6:30 pm.). RSVP at 2019fallfounderscircle.eventbrite.com

The Honorable Roza Otunbayeva is the only female to serve as head of state of the Kyrgyz Republic, or anywhere in the Central Asian region. 

Before independence Otunbayeva workd first as a university faculty member, then as a local commun ist party official, and from there was recruited into diplomatic service by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. Shad had been appointed the USSR's ambassador to Malaysia on the eve of the USSR's collapse, but she decided to return to her native Kyrgyz Republic and serve as MInister of Foreign Affairs. She later served at the Kyrgyz Republics ambassador to the UK and Ireldnad, and to the U.S.She now workds to imporive the situation of women and children in the regions of her country through the Roza Otunbayeva Foundation, and is currently lecturing on issues of the challenges of Global Economic Development and Social Equity.

Lecture is the James Madison College's Fall 2019 Founders Circle presentation.

 

OCT
8
Date:
Tuesday, 08 Oct 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The original 1954 Godzilla (not the one with Raymond Burr). A Godzilla movie with deeper meaning! Not what you might be used to from late-night cable t.v. Definitely worth checking out!

OCT
15
Date:
Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Amazing Kore-eda film that won last year's Academy Award for best foreign language film. Moving performances, especially by Sakura Ando and Kiki Kirin. This film will lead you to rethink your ideas about family and proprietary. 

OCT
22
Date:
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Light but well-received film (based loosely on a real story) of a high school girl who, through hard work and with the help of a great teacher, turned things around and went from worst in her class to gaining entrance to a prestigious university in just one year. Stars Arimura Kasumi

OCT
29
Date:
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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the original film that launched the Japanese horror film boom of the 2000's! Watch a certain spooky video and you will die in seven days... This is the film that Hollywood remade as The Ring!

NOV
5
Date:
Tuesday, 05 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Frenetic 'buddy' movie about two misfit girls -  one who is into Lolita fashion, the other who wants to be in a biker gang - who become unlikely friends. Fun (and funny) film with interesting techniques used by the filmmaker. 

NOV
12
Date:
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Classic animateed film (probably the best known 20th century Japanese animated film aside from Studio Ghibli films) depicts a future, post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo with biker gangs, esper kids, corrupt politicians, and more. Music is amazing. 

NOV
19
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Academy-award winning animated film from Studio Ghibli (Hiyazaki Hayao). A young girl suddenly finds herself trapped in the bathhouse of the gods. Can she rescue her parents and escape to the 'normal' world again?

NOV
26
Date:
Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Very well regarded 2016 animated film tells the story of a school bully who picked on a deaf girl in his class and later tries to make up for what he did. 

DEC
3
Date:
Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Very funny Itami Juzo comedy about food and everything related to food. A Western noodle with lots of amusing side stories, you'll definitely want to eat some ramen (and not the instant kind) after watching this.